Our past week started with a Saturday morning trip to the farm. It was lovely. This was the first pick-up week of the season and it was nice to be back! From the trip came an unlimited amount of greens- super-healthy kale in particular- here are a few ways we incorporated them into our dinners!
Kale chips- also super delicious- so good, in fact that BOTH children actually eat them. Pretty amazing. I found this recipe in the an issue of Vegetarian Times from over the winter. In the comment section under the recipe there are a lot of interesting variations- sprinkling the kale with nutritional yeast instead of salt, tossing the raw kale in lemon along with the olive oil prior to baking- all delicious I'm sure. Basic idea is that you tear the kale into pieces, rinse, toss with olive oil, S&P, spread a on cookie sheet and roast at 375 or so- for about 20 min.
Lastly- kale juice (sorry- no pick) sounds weird/gross right? Well, it's quite the contrary. It's REALLY good. I found the recipe on Gweneth Paltrows GOOP site. Its under a diet that she used before filming her last movie role. It is a cleanse-like diet, this drink being a "snack" a couple times a day. I drink it as a healthy and refreshing end to my day- GP describes it as "a grassy lemonade"- perfect description. Give it a try- and let me know what you think.
Midweek- we took a trip down the street to see the roses- which are in full bloom. Just beautiful- and the children had fun roaming and exploring the gardens. We were lucky to be joined with good friends Linnea and her little guy Jack.